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Jamele Wright, Sr.

May 2, 2022 - June 12, 2022

Jamele Wright, Sr. is a multi – disciplinary artist. His work is concerned with the Black American vernacular experience. The work entails collecting and gathering found materials, Georgia red clay, and Dutch Wax cloth. Through art, Wright creates a conversation between family, tradition, the spiritual and material relationship between Africa and the South. His process is influenced by Hip Hop, the way it gathers different cultural influences through sampling. Liken to the music, Wright's work is charged with an energy passed down, then channeled through the Diaspora lineage. The work is inspired by the Great Migration of Black Americans, who left the familiar in the hope of something better.

Public Studio Hours

Tuesday 1 - 4 pm

Wednesday 1 - 4 pm

Saturday 1 - 4 pm

*except for Saturday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 18

Artist Biography

Born and raised in Ohio, at the age of 22 Jamele Wright, Sr. moved with his family to Atlanta. While raising a family, Wright produced art, jazz and poetry events throughout the city. Realizing that there were many young artists not being represented, he started a gallery called Neo Renaissance Art House. After curating the gallery for over a year, Wright was inspired to pursue his own artistic career. After a number of solo and group exhibitions, the artist graduated from Georgia State University with a B.A. in art history. He concentrated on African and African American contemporary art. Jamele Wright, Sr. graduated with an MFA from School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He completed a fellowship at Project for Empty Spaces in Newark, N.J. as well as a residency at Hambidge Art Center, Rabun Gap, Ga. He currently maintains his practice in Atlanta.

Portrait of Jamele Wright, Sr., provided by the artist

Portrait of Jamele Wright, Sr., provided by the artist

"FLAT SPLAT just like THAT" by Jamele Wright, Sr., Mixed Media on Found Canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Current and Upcoming Artists
Jamele Wright, Sr.

Jamele Wright, Sr.

Through the utilization of found and natural materials, Jamele Wright Sr. explores and creates conversation concerning the Black American vernacular experience.

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Sardine Press

Sardine Press

Collaborative duo, Sardine Press, intertwines their work through the exploration of movement, chaos, and the shared physicality within their printmaking practice.

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Clare Hu

Clare Hu

By utilizing slow craft, Clare Hu dissects how Southern myths are acted and re-enacted in the stories and objects surrounding them, and the debris left behind.

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Jonathan Rypkema

Jonathan Rypkema

The objective of Jonathan Rypkema's work is to use shapes to create experiences. His formations are constructed to engage with the viewer on a more physical level.

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